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NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

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Active players are listed in bold.
Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

NBA/ABA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Julius Erving* 2272
8. Clyde Drexler* 2207
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10. Alvin Robertson 2112
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Allen Iverson 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1882
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Kevin Garnett 1831
18. Don Buse 1818
19. Shawn Marion 1759
20. Magic Johnson* 1724
21. Ron Harper 1716
22. Paul Pierce 1715
23. Metta World Peace 1689
24. Fat Lever 1666
25. Charles Barkley* 1648
26. Chris Paul 1641
27. Gus Williams 1638
28. Hersey Hawkins 1622
29. Eddie Jones 1620
30. Rod Strickland 1616
31. Mark Jackson 1608
32. Terry Porter 1583
33. Doc Rivers 1563
34. Larry Bird* 1556
35. Doug Christie 1555
36. LeBron James 1553
37. Nate McMillan 1544
38. Jeff Hornacek 1536
39. Baron Davis 1530
  Andre Miller 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
42. Kendall Gill 1519
43. Reggie Miller* 1505
44. Dennis Johnson* 1477
45. Jason Terry 1468
46. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
47. Ray Allen 1451
48. George McGinnis 1448
49. Jerome Kersey 1439
50. Tim Hardaway 1428
51. Randy Smith 1403
52. Clifford Robinson 1402
53. Andre Iguodala 1399
54. David Robinson* 1388
55. Bobby Jones 1387
56. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
57. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
59. Derek Fisher 1352
60. Charles Oakley 1351
61. Mike Gale 1349
62. Rickey Green 1348
63. Quinn Buckner 1337
64. Dwyane Wade 1335
65. Vince Carter 1323
66. T.R. Dunn 1316
67. Latrell Sprewell 1294
68. Alvan Adams 1289
69. Vlade Divac 1288
70. George Gervin* 1283
71. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 1280
73. John Lucas 1273
74. Kenny Anderson 1258
75. Terry Cummings 1255
76. Grant Hill 1248
77. Brevin Knight 1229
78. Tyrone Corbin 1228
79. Byron Scott 1224
80. Robert Parish* 1219
81. Mitch Richmond* 1211
82. Reggie Theus 1206
83. Manu Ginobili 1201
84. Gerald Wallace 1200
85. Moses Malone* 1199
  Grant Long 1199
87. Ray Williams 1198
88. Chris Webber 1197
89. Dan Majerle 1194
90. Norm Nixon 1187
91. Shawn Kemp 1185
92. Monta Ellis 1181
93. Mike Bibby 1172
94. Calvin Murphy* 1165
95. Jack Sikma 1162
96. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
97. Robert Horry 1158
98. Caron Butler 1154
99. Jay Humphries 1153
100. Chris Ford 1152
101. Fred Brown 1149
102. Horace Grant 1143
103. Terrell Brandon 1142
104. Sedale Threatt 1138
105. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady 1136
107. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
109. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
110. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
112. Rashard Lewis 1115
113. Nick Anderson 1114
114. Stephen Jackson 1109
115. Brian Taylor 1106
116. Sam Perkins 1105
117. Rick Barry* 1104
118. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
119. Larry Hughes 1092
120. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
122. Antoine Walker 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
125. Kevin Johnson 1082
126. Michael Adams 1081
127. Buck Williams 1080
128. Tom Gugliotta 1079
129. Dirk Nowitzki 1076
130. Derrick McKey 1072
131. Alex English* 1067
132. Johnny Newman 1064
133. Sam Cassell 1058
134. Lionel Hollins 1053
135. Chauncey Billups 1051
136. Michael Cage 1050
137. Josh Smith 1049
  Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
139. Antawn Jamison 1048
140. Darwin Cook 1044
  Rajon Rondo 1044
142. James Worthy* 1041
143. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
145. Mickey Johnson 1025
146. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
148. Trevor Ariza 1019
149. Johnny Moore 1017
150. Avery Johnson 1007
151. John Drew 1004
152. Danny Manning 1000
153. Sam Lacey 999
154. Paul Pressey 997
155. Michael Finley 996
156. Jason Richardson 995
157. Jamal Crawford 993
158. Foots Walker 992
159. Craig Ehlo 989
160. Shane Battier 988
161. Dell Curry 985
162. Tim Duncan 978
163. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
165. Stacey Augmon 974
  Dale Ellis 974
167. Robert Reid 973
168. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
170. Slick Watts 961
171. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
173. Kirk Hinrich 957
174. Joe Johnson 956
175. Brent Barry 955
176. Damon Stoudamire 953
177. Larry Kenon 952
  Mike Woodson 952
179. Raymond Felton 951
  Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
182. Adrian Dantley* 944
183. Dan Issel* 943
184. Dudley Bradley 940
185. Gerald Henderson 939
  M.L. Carr 939
187. Fatty Taylor 935
188. Jason Williams 933
189. Elton Brand 931
  Darrell Griffith 931
191. Allen Leavell 929
192. Vern Fleming 926
193. Sidney Moncrief 924
194. Tony Allen 922
  Spud Webb 922
196. Chris Morris 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  James Posey 917
199. Tony Parker 916
200. P.J. Brown 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  John Long 912
203. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
205. Carmelo Anthony 908
206. Gerald Wilkins 907
207. Joe Dumars* 902
208. Steve Nash 899
209. Mike Conley 896
210. Kenyon Martin 893
211. Marques Johnson 888
212. Greg Anthony 887
213. Nene Hilario 885
  Tom Chambers 885
215. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
217. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
218. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
220. Greg Ballard 877
221. Bryon Russell 874
222. Earl Watson 873
223. Larry Nance 872
224. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
226. Rodney Rogers 868
227. Bernard King* 866
228. Elvin Hayes* 864
229. Paul Millsap 863
  Rudy Gay 863
231. Mark Price 860
232. Russell Westbrook 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
  Al Harrington 858
235. Detlef Schrempf 856
236. Bo Outlaw 855
237. Vinnie Johnson 852
238. Lamar Odom 848
239. Scott Wedman 846
  Steve Francis 846
  Larry Steele 846
242. Otis Thorpe 840
243. Billy Knight 834
244. Thaddeus Young 832
245. Eric Murdock 830
  Kevin Porter 830
247. Rory Sparrow 828
248. Glenn Robinson 826
249. Kevin Edwards 825
250. Ron Boone 823

NBA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Clyde Drexler* 2207
8. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
9. Alvin Robertson 2112
10. Karl Malone* 2085
11. Mookie Blaylock 2075
12. Allen Iverson 1983
13. Derek Harper 1957
14. Kobe Bryant 1882
15. Isiah Thomas* 1861
16. Kevin Garnett 1831
17. Shawn Marion 1759
18. Magic Johnson* 1724
19. Ron Harper 1716
20. Paul Pierce 1715
21. Metta World Peace 1689
22. Fat Lever 1666
23. Charles Barkley* 1648
24. Chris Paul 1641
25. Gus Williams 1638
26. Hersey Hawkins 1622
27. Eddie Jones 1620
28. Rod Strickland 1616
29. Mark Jackson 1608
30. Terry Porter 1583
31. Doc Rivers 1563
32. Larry Bird* 1556
33. Doug Christie 1555
34. LeBron James 1553
35. Nate McMillan 1544
36. Jeff Hornacek 1536
37. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
  Andre Miller 1530
40. Kendall Gill 1519
41. Julius Erving* 1508
42. Reggie Miller* 1505
43. Dennis Johnson* 1477
44. Jason Terry 1468
45. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
46. Ray Allen 1451
47. Jerome Kersey 1439
48. Tim Hardaway 1428
49. Randy Smith 1403
50. Clifford Robinson 1402
51. Andre Iguodala 1399
52. David Robinson* 1388
53. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
54. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
56. Derek Fisher 1352
57. Charles Oakley 1351
58. Rickey Green 1348
59. Quinn Buckner 1337
60. Dwyane Wade 1335
61. Vince Carter 1323
62. T.R. Dunn 1316
63. Latrell Sprewell 1294
64. Alvan Adams 1289
65. Vlade Divac 1288
66. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
68. John Lucas 1273
69. Kenny Anderson 1258
70. Terry Cummings 1255
71. Grant Hill 1248
72. Brevin Knight 1229
73. Tyrone Corbin 1228
74. Byron Scott 1224
75. Robert Parish* 1219
76. Mitch Richmond* 1211
77. Reggie Theus 1206
78. Manu Ginobili 1201
79. Gerald Wallace 1200
80. Grant Long 1199
81. Ray Williams 1198
82. Chris Webber 1197
83. Dan Majerle 1194
84. Norm Nixon 1187
85. Shawn Kemp 1185
86. Monta Ellis 1181
87. Mike Bibby 1172
88. Calvin Murphy* 1165
89. Jack Sikma 1162
90. Don Buse 1160
  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
92. Robert Horry 1158
93. Caron Butler 1154
94. Jay Humphries 1153
95. Chris Ford 1152
96. Fred Brown 1149
97. Horace Grant 1143
98. Terrell Brandon 1142
99. Sedale Threatt 1138
100. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady 1136
102. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
104. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
105. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
107. Rashard Lewis 1115
108. Nick Anderson 1114
109. Stephen Jackson 1109
110. Sam Perkins 1105
111. Rick Barry* 1104
112. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
113. Larry Hughes 1092
114. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
116. Moses Malone* 1089
117. Antoine Walker 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
120. Kevin Johnson 1082
121. Michael Adams 1081
122. Buck Williams 1080
123. Tom Gugliotta 1079
124. Dirk Nowitzki 1076
125. Derrick McKey 1072
126. Alex English* 1067
127. Johnny Newman 1064
128. Sam Cassell 1058
129. Lionel Hollins 1053
130. Chauncey Billups 1051
131. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
133. Josh Smith 1049
  Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
135. Antawn Jamison 1048
136. Rajon Rondo 1044
  Darwin Cook 1044
138. James Worthy* 1041
139. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
141. Mickey Johnson 1025
142. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
144. Trevor Ariza 1019
145. Johnny Moore 1017
146. Avery Johnson 1007
147. John Drew 1004
148. Danny Manning 1000
149. Sam Lacey 999
150. Paul Pressey 997
151. Michael Finley 996
152. Jason Richardson 995
153. Jamal Crawford 993
154. Foots Walker 992
155. Craig Ehlo 989
156. Shane Battier 988
157. Dell Curry 985
158. Tim Duncan 978
159. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
161. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
163. Robert Reid 973
164. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
166. Slick Watts 961
167. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
169. Kirk Hinrich 957
170. Joe Johnson 956
171. Brent Barry 955
172. Damon Stoudamire 953
173. Mike Woodson 952
174. Raymond Felton 951
  John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
177. Adrian Dantley* 944
178. George Gervin* 941
179. Dudley Bradley 940
180. Gerald Henderson 939
181. Jason Williams 933
182. Elton Brand 931
  Darrell Griffith 931
184. Allen Leavell 929
185. Vern Fleming 926
186. Sidney Moncrief 924
187. George McGinnis 923
188. Spud Webb 922
  Tony Allen 922
190. James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
193. Tony Parker 916
194. Aaron McKie 912
  John Long 912
  P.J. Brown 912
197. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
199. Carmelo Anthony 908
200. Gerald Wilkins 907
201. Joe Dumars* 902
202. Steve Nash 899
203. Mike Conley 896
204. Kenyon Martin 893
205. Marques Johnson 888
206. Greg Anthony 887
207. Tom Chambers 885
  Nene Hilario 885
209. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
211. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
212. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
214. Greg Ballard 877
215. Bryon Russell 874
216. Earl Watson 873
217. Larry Nance 872
218. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
220. Rodney Rogers 868
221. Bernard King* 866
222. Elvin Hayes* 864
223. Paul Millsap 863
  Rudy Gay 863
225. Mark Price 860
226. Otis Birdsong 858
  Al Harrington 858
  Russell Westbrook 858
229. Detlef Schrempf 856
230. Bo Outlaw 855
231. Vinnie Johnson 852
232. Lamar Odom 848
233. Steve Francis 846
  Larry Steele 846
  Scott Wedman 846
236. Otis Thorpe 840
  Mike Gale 840
238. Thaddeus Young 832
239. Eric Murdock 830
  Kevin Porter 830
241. Rory Sparrow 828
242. Glenn Robinson 826
243. Kevin Edwards 825
244. Gary Grant 821
245. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 820
246. Juwan Howard 818
247. George Lynch 817
  Toni Kukoc 817
  Pooh Richardson 817
250. Luke Ridnour 814

ABA

Rank Player STL
1. Fatty Taylor 803
2. Julius Erving* 764
3. Don Buse 658
4. Ted McClain 638
5. Ralph Simpson 549
6. George McGinnis 525
7. Mike Gale 509
8. Brian Taylor 500
9. Ron Boone 403
10. Joe Caldwell 385
11. Warren Jabali 384
12. James Silas 356
13. Freddie Lewis 355
14. Mack Calvin 346
15. George Gervin* 342
16. Bobby Jones 337
17. Chuck Williams 319
18. Bo Lamar 300
19. Wil Jones 297
20. Larry Kenon 277
  Gene Littles 277
22. Billy Cunningham* 275
23. Bird Averitt 256
24. Dave Twardzik 254
25. Dan Issel* 245
26. Rich Jones 239
27. Coby Dietrick 238
28. Louie Dampier 236
29. John Williamson 223
  Darnell Hillman 223
31. George Karl 221
32. Marvin Barnes 220
33. Billy Knight 207
34. Caldwell Jones 205
35. Len Elmore 203
36. Mike Green 200
37. Willie Wise 197
38. Johnny Neumann 189
39. Billy Paultz 180
40. Artis Gilmore* 178
41. Stew Johnson 176
42. Bill Melchionni 172
43. Kevin Joyce 170
44. Al Smith 169
45. George Carter 164
  Maurice Lucas 164
47. Billy Shepherd 163
48. Dave Robisch 162
49. Ronald Thomas 160
50. Mike Barr 158
51. Jim Eakins 156
52. Byron Beck 155
  Bill Keller 155
54. Jimmy Jones 154
55. Jimmy O'Brien 152
56. Tim Bassett 149
57. Wendell Ladner 140
58. Gerald Govan 139
59. Ed Manning 137
60. David Thompson* 136
61. Goo Kennedy 133
62. Gus Gerard 132
63. M.L. Carr 127
64. Collis Jones 126
65. Randy Denton 121
66. John Roche 120
  Al Skinner 120
68. Mike Jackson 117
  George Thompson 117
  Charles Edge 117
71. Jan Van Breda Kolff 113
  Donnie Freeman 113
73. Moses Malone* 110
  Marv Roberts 110
75. Swen Nater 106
  Travis Grant 106
77. Ticky Burden 103
  Roger Brown* 103
79. Tom Owens 101
80. Kim Hughes 98
81. Mel Daniels* 96
82. Chuck Terry 91
83. Joe Hamilton 88
  George Adams 88
85. Barry Parkhill 87
86. Claude Terry 85
87. Darrell Elston 82
88. David Vaughn 79
  Steve Jones 79
90. Larry Finch 78
91. Mel Bennett 77
92. Patrick McFarland 76
93. Cincinnatus Powell 73
  Lloyd Batts 73
95. Bruce Seals 72
96. Red Robbins 71
97. Jim Bradley 69
98. Lee Davis 68
99. Don Chaney 66
100. Bob Warren 65
101. Fly Williams 64
102. Mike D'Antoni 63
103. Zelmo Beaty 62
104. George Irvine 60
105. Jim Chones 59
106. James Foster 58
107. Larry Miller 57
108. Glen Combs 56
109. Billy Harris 55
  Rick Mount 55
111. Willie Long 54
112. Billy Schaeffer 52
113. Don Adams 51
  Wilbert Robinson 51
115. Scott English 50
  Mark Olberding 50
117. Julius Keye 44
  Mike Flynn 44
119. Wali Jones 42
120. Jim O'Brien 41
121. Lionel Billingy 40
  Willard Sojourner 40
123. Walter Simon 38
124. Monte Towe 37
  Bob Netolicky 37
126. Johnny Baum 36
127. Charles Jordan 33
128. Roger Brown 31
  Steve Green 31
  Dan Roundfield 31
131. Gene Moore 30
132. Ronnie Robinson 25
133. Allan Bristow 24
134. Flynn Robinson 23
135. Dennis Wuycik 22
136. Oliver Taylor 20
137. Henry Ward 16
  Jim Ard 16
  Roy Ebron 16
140. Rudy Hackett 15
141. Clyde Dickey 14
  Tom Ingelsby 14
  Hank Williams 14
144. Donald Washington 13
  Simmie Hill 13
  Lamar Green 13
  George Lehmann 13
148. Aulcie Perry 12
  Harry Rogers 12
  George Bucci 12
151. Jimmy Conner 11
  Jerry Chambers 11
153. Allen Murphy 10
  Milt Williams 10
155. Marvin Webster 9
  Goose Ligon 9
  Terry Driscoll 9
158. Bill Higgins 8
  Jim McDaniels 8
160. Art Williams 7
  John Beasley 7
162. William Franklin 6
  Jerry Pender 6
  Wayne Pack 6
  Bernie Fryer 6
166. Rick Darnell 5
  Sam Cash 5
  Joby Wright 5
  Ron King 5
170. Greg Lee 4
  Paul Stovall 4
  Ken Smith 4
  Bob Nash 4
  Gary Gregor 4
  Collis Temple 4
176. Bob Arnzen 3
  Skeeter Swift 3
  Nathaniel Barnett 3
179. Joe Reaves 2
  Kenneth Gardner 2
  Dwaine Dillard 2
  Bill Newton 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
184. Roy McPipe 1
  Bob Lackey 1
  Bernie Williams 1
187. Mike Lewis 0
  Dennis Van Zant 0
  Larry Cannon 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Jimmie Baker 0
  Stan Love 0
  Mo Layton 0
  Erwin Mueller 0
  Skip Wise 0
  Paul Ruffner 0
  Billy James 0